Cape buried under a foot of snow, digging out continues

Sunday, a day of plows, power outages and holy matrimony

Our first real snowstorm of the year dumped about a foot of snow on the Cape.  The blizzard warning has passed, but a coastal flooding advisory is still in effect until 4pm today.  Folks are out in force armed with shovels, snowblowers and plows as the heavy white stuff continues to fall.

NStar is tending to power outages across the Cape and public safety personnel are on the ready.  See the list of school cancellations for Monday, December 21, 2009 on

Cape Cod Community College is reporting the following as of 10 p.m., Sunday evening:

Large snow drifts throughout the interior of campus remain to be cleared, making it impossible to open the College tomorrow, Monday Dec. 21st. Final exams will be rescheduled. We will post a complete list of changes on the web site, and will send out an all-campus message when those changes have been finalized.

Vote in the poll: Did your town do a good job clearing the snow from roads & sidewalks?


Please check the College's hotline whenever you have questions about the College's status, 508-375-4070.

Below are a few more images from the day.

Those whom God has joined together, let no blizzard put asunder

Dennis Harbormaster Terry Clen (pictured in the kilt in the middle of the photograph and in video above) and his fiancé Peggie Hunter exchange wedding vows in the presence of a Justice of the Peace along Bass River in West Dennis in the middle of a major winter storm on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

While many people could not attend the ceremony due to the weather, at least thirteen family members and friends braved the snowstorm to witness the couple exchanging their vows at a private residence in West Dennis.

Video and photo by David G. Curran.

   A front-end loader clears the parking lot of a strip mall in Pocasset Sunday afternoon. Photo by David G. Curran.

   A Bourne resident clears a path through the snow Sunday morning. Photo by Ana Paulina. See Ana's other storm photos on her blog here.

  The storm has canceled many ferry trips today, including those aboardthe M/V Iyanough Hyannis/Nantucket fast ferry. Photo courtesy of H. Flint Ranney. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on